https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3ykysIlGC8 Hosted by Salem Center for Policy at the University of Texas at Austin. Elan Journo joins Gregory Salmieri (Salem Center), Justin Logan (Cato), Peter Brookes (Heritage). Recorded September 10, 2021.
What, in a nutshell, is Ayn Rand’s case for capitalism? How did her views contrast with libertarianism? anarchism? conservatism? These are some of the questions addressed in my conversation with the coeditors of Foundations of a Free Society, an important new book on Ayn Rand’s political philosophy.On the book’s release, my colleague Keith Lockitch called it “a much-needed … Continue reading How Ayn Rand Ignites Appreciation of Capitalism
The issue of compromise comes up all the time, everywhere. To have healthy, meaningful relationships, we’re advised to seek out a middle ground. In the workplace, we hear, it’s vital that we compromise. Even as some people insist that compromise is a guiding principle of social life, it’s clear that not every compromise leads to … Continue reading Does Success in Life Require Compromise?
When I headed to the University of Rochester to take part in a panel discussion, I had no inkling of the campaign that some students had already launched to shut the event down. The reasons behind their opposition were revealing. In this one incident, concerning one event, at one campus, there’s a telling data point … Continue reading Why Students Protested Event Analyzing Islamism
https://youtu.be/m-uvXEi4QA0 Tribalism is rampant in other countries. In this talk, Elan Journo explores some of its forms and its role in the subjugation of individuals, the opposition to human progress, and the fueling of violent conflicts. Recorded at AynRandCon in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 4, 2018.
Can the Israeli-Palestinian conflict be resolved? Yes, it can, and it took me an entire book, What Justice Demands, to analyze the essential nature of the conflict and indicate a path forward. In March, I took up the challenge of debating that hugely complicated issue at the Soho Forum in New York City. Watch now
A Capitol Hill launch event marked the publication of ARI senior fellow Elan Journo’s latest book, What Justice Demands: America and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. The July event, cosponsored by the Middle East Forum and the Ayn Rand Institute, was aimed primarily at congressional staffers, and it featured talks by Daniel Pipes, a scholar and the … Continue reading Journo on Capitol Hill: What Justice Demands Launch Event
When a Christian baker in Denver refused to sell a wedding cake to a gay couple, he saw it as an exercise of his religious freedom. They saw it as a violation of their civil rights. Watch as ARI experts unpack the crucial legal and philosophical issues in this Supreme Court case (Masterpiece Cakeshop). Watch: … Continue reading Slicing Into the Gay Wedding Cake Case | New Ideal